A plea for just a little more soul

I've been holding back on something.  However, it's reached its tipping point, and I can't hold back anymore.  Here it is:

There are Songs White People Should Not Sing.

Perhaps this is harsh.  I'm sure there are exceptions, but it is clear that we just shouldn't do some things, and a bunch of white suburbanites singing "Go Tell It On the Mountain" is one of those things.  Please stop.

I also believe that no white person should ever sing a Stevie Wonder song, and "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" is off-limits (even karaoke.  Perhaps especially karaoke.)

Heddy Ledbetter is no-can-do for white folks.  (If you don't know who Heddie Ledbetter is, shame on you.)  In fact, the entire genre of Delta Blues is probably tricky territory for any of us white people.  Enjoy it, listen to it, but please don't sing it.  Leave it to the professionals.

Feel free to add to the list.  That is my simple plea for Christmas.

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